The Sleeping Beauty
Presented by The Australian Ballet and proudly supported by Adelaide Festival Centre
The curtain goes up … the audience gasps … and David McAllister’s spectacular The Sleeping Beauty unfolds like a rose, drawing you into a world of romance, wonder and imperial grandeur.
Gleaming with Baroque golds and creams, glowing with vivid colour, and spilling over with fairies, princes, woodland nymphs and story-book charm, this ballet casts a spell of delight all the way to true love’s kiss.
Set to Tchaikovsky’s celebrated score and blessed with breathtaking designs by Gabriela Tylesova, David McAllister’s new production stays true to the magic and majesty of the original and showcases the talents of the entire company in iconic moments like the Rose Adage and the Bluebird Pas de deux.
The production offers a gold-class experience and the magical escape that will forever draw so many audiences to the fairytale world of ballet The Herald Sun
Choreography Marius Petipa
Production and additional choreography David McAllister
Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume and set design Gabriela Tylesova
Design Associate Kat Chan
Dramaturge Lucas Jervies
Lighting design Jon Buswell
with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
FREE MUSIC TALK: The Music of the Dance
12pm Wednesday 11 July
Festival Theatre Foyer
At The Australian Ballet's free music talks you'll hear about the score of each ballet and what it's like to be in the pit during a performance.
Image: Kevin Jackson & Benedicte Bemet
Photography: Justin Ridler